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Rail mounted Air Balancer with vacuum gripper for efficient handling of car hood

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Industrial Manipulators | Fine Handling and Automation

Challenges

Quick gripping of car hood weighing 20 Kg and ensure it does not fall off

Changing the orientation of hood from vertical to horizontal for mounting on car body

Ensure any accidental damage to the hood due to gripper contact

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Challenge & Innovations

Quick gripping of car hood weighing 20 Kg and ensure it does not fall off

Industrial Manipulators | Fine Handling and Automation

Clamp

Due to bulky size of hood providing just mechanical gripping systems was not possible. Fine Handling developed a specialised vacuum gripper which would grip component on its surface. Gripper was also provided with a clamping indicator to indicate the Hood is clamped properly and safe to move.

Changing the orientation of hood from vertical to horizontal for mounting on car body

Industrial Manipulators | Fine Handling and Automation

Lift

Specialized orientation change mechanism with auto actuation was developed for easy tilting and precise alignment.

 

Ensure any accidental damage to the hood due to gripper contact

Industrial Manipulators | Fine Handling and Automation

Mount

Gripper had two pneumatically operated JAWs to hold the hood. To avoid any direct contact with the hood, these jaws were provided with PU pads.

 

Benefits

Cost-effective Solution

Ensures safety to the operator

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